Créhange

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Créhange
Eglise St Michel - Créhange.jpg
Coat of arms of Créhange
Coat of arms
Créhange is located in France
Créhange
Créhange
Coordinates: 49°03′49″N 6°34′58″E / 49.0636°N 6.5828°E / 49.0636; 6.5828Coordinates: 49°03′49″N 6°34′58″E / 49.0636°N 6.5828°E / 49.0636; 6.5828
Country France
Region Grand Est
Department Moselle
Arrondissement Forbach-Boulay-Moselle
Canton Faulquemont
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du District urbain de Faulquemont
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Lavergne
Area1 10.46 km2 (4.04 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,891
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 57159 /57690
Elevation 232–388 m (761–1,273 ft)
(avg. 325 m or 1,066 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Ruin of the castle of Créhange

Créhange (Lorraine Franconian: Krischingen) is a commune in the Moselle department in Grand Est in north-eastern France. The writer Joël Egloff (born 1970) was born in Créhange.

It had a population of 3900 in 1999.

Until 1793, Créhange was the capital of the County of Kriechingen, a state of the Holy Roman Empire.

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